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5.0 stars 15 totalReview Steven Zelinger
Posted by Jeff
I hired Steve to review and rewrite my mother's estate documents including her will, a trust, and various power of attorney documents. I've been through this process before but the experience with Steve was different. Throughout the process Steve took care of everything and made it feel exceptionally easy, similar to how a concierge handles things. Steve outlines the process, and provides everything in a single binder, and delivers on time. Steve is also exceptionally patient and answers questions, sometimes multiple times, until you truly understand.
It was truly a great experience working with Steve, and I cannot understate how valuable it was to have someone so organized and process-driven to handle this situation for us.
Posted by Lawrence
Steve did an excellent job of helping us update our estate planning documents. He gave us just the right level of detail so we could choose the options that worked best for us. He was accessible and quickly responded to emails. His fees were reasonable. We recommend him without reservation, and have referred him to family members.
Posted by Erin
Steve was extremely patient and thorough in explaining the estate planning process to us. He provided us with a comprehensive estate plan which has afforded us the peace of mind of knowing that our family will be taken care of in case something happens to us. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an estate planning lawyer.
Posted by Cassandra
We would highly recommend Steven Zelinger to any family looking to set up a trust or guardianship for their family and children. Steve very patiently walked us through an extremely complicated process and made everything easy to understand and accessible. It is not a fun subject to discuss, but this was important to us and we are so happy to have it done. We feel confident that our son will be taken care of in the event of an accident.
Posted by Joseph
I highly recommend using Steven Zellinger for family estate planning. His rates are very reasonable especially considering the importance of sound estate planning. But, even more important, he guided and informed me and my wife at every step along the process. His explanations were clear and understandable. He provided us with various avenues to explore for major decisions, and we always felt affirmed that our decision was supported by the best legal advice.
Posted by Inger
My husband and I were referred to Steve by a friend, and we were nervously anticipating being overwhelmed and confused by everything we had to do to get our "estate" in order. We have two kids and only had life insurance policies in place--nothing else.
Steve came to our house for the initial consultation, gave us a very thorough and easy-to-understand walk-through of our options and his recommendations, then left without any pressure to sign on the spot. We did in fact sign with him the next week and received timely emails, responses to our questions, and thorough explanations of the many documents we needed to sign and the information we needed to gather.
Within two weeks of sending all our information, we had set a date to sign everything at the Center City office. He provided all the material, a witness, and a notary. It took about an hour to sign everything and we were on our way. A full binder with our material was delivered to us within a few days.
What a relief to have all this in order. Steve is kind, courteous, responsive, and--get this--totally reasonable in his fees, and even offers payment plans if the full amount up front isn't possible.
I've been recommending him to everyone I see, especially those with kids.
Posted by Katie
When husband and I found out we were expecting our first we knew getting a will in order was vital. We were thrilled to find Steven M Zelinger, a young trustworthy lawyer in our neighborhood. He made the process incredibly easy and took out all the stress. We would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Martin
Steve is a very personable and knowledgeable attorney. He was willing to "hold our hand" when needed but allowed us to do many tasks with a little bit of guidance which saved us money. He kept the beneficiaries informed when we asked him to and also negotiated with credit card companies to save is money. He also gave us a lot of help and saved us money on the inheritance tax return.
Posted by HARRY
I learned of Mr. Zelinger through Avvo. While I received several responses from attorneys on Avvo, Mr.lZelinger's was the most responsive. My concern was whether or not the successor trustee would have any problem in selling a particular property which did not show that trustee's name in the deed. That is, would it be necessary to go to the expense of changing the deed? He came up with a practical idea to have a title company review the trust to determine if they saw any problem with the successor trustee being able to sell the property. Mr. Zelinger indicated there should be no problem but did express several concerns, all of which he outlined orally and in writing--all for a nominal fee.
Posted by anonymous
For the past year of my life, I was exsisting and not living due to a tax issue that needed to be address leading to possibly losing my home. My excellent lawyer Steven Zelinger, made no promises to the results of my case but what he did do was reassure me that he would give his all towards me keeping my home and also resolve my tax issues. Steve worked very deligently and very hard to get the results I was looking for, he never sugar coated anything and kept me informed about all that was going on each step of the way. As a result to his hard work and dedication I can live again and want to thank you once again.